Sane out for seven weeks - Pep

January 31, 2018
Manchester City's Leroy Sane, right, falls after being fouled by Cardiff City's Joe Bennett, left, during their English FA Cup fourth-round match at Cardiff City stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Sunday.


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Leroy Sane will be out for "six, seven weeks" after sustaining ankle ligament damage during the team's FA Cup win over Cardiff.

Sane's absence leaves the Premier League leaders short of attacking options in a crucial part of the season, with the Germany winger potentially missing up to 11 matches in four competitions. That includes the League Cup final.

With Gabriel Jesus also injured, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva will shoulder the attacking burden for City.

The 22-year-old Sane, who has scored 11 goals and set up 14 more in all competitions this season, was injured by a challenge from Cardiff defender Joe Bennett, who was shown a yellow card for the tackle and later sent off for a second bookable offence.

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